Today’s post was supposed to be about important moments of my life in 2016. When I was going through photos to find those that remind me of happy events, my achievements, those moments that I felt proud or motivated I came across this photo. For me this day was the highlight of the year because I had all my family by my side. I was happiest during that time and no other moments in 2016 can match that. I am thinking about how grateful I am to have them, their love and support. Then something crossed my mind that struck a chord. Thought of all those people who would never ever get the chance to experience such an amazing feeling again due to the war and violence and horrifying incidents that happened during 2016. All those kids that have lost their parents and would never hug them again. All those parents who lost their kids and will carry the pain in their heart for the rest of their lives. I won’t sit here and write about all that awful violence that are going on around the world since I’m sure you all know about it. All I want is to share my moment with you and remind you of those who are not as lucky as the rest of us. Sadly there are lots of kids among them who have nothing left in this world, not even a safe place to sleep.
This time of the year is all about family, love, happiness and having a good time – and I truly wish nothing but all that for you- yet I felt a deep urge to ask you -humbly- to help them. I’m aware that nothing can give them back what they’ve lost but we can give them hope, love and help them to survive this horrific time. We can show them that they are not alone, that the people of the world care about them and that the humanity is still alive. No matter how small our actions seem to be, it will become a significant amount all together. As Aesop once said ” No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
Happy new year.